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New rules for the health pass: what changes for your trips this January 15


People who have not received their booster dose against Covid-19 may no longer be able to take the train or plane in France. In Europe, the rules will also change from February 1.

For trips to France

From January 15, people over the age of 18 who have not received a vaccine booster seven months after their last injection (two doses) or Covid-19 infection will have their health pass deactivated. Between 500,000 and 700,000 French people could be affected, according to the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. From February 15, this period will be reduced to four months. This will complicate travel in France... It is no longer possible to take a long-distance train, take a domestic flight, visit a museum, go to a bar or a restaurant. The site, set up by Health Insurance, allows you to know the expiry date of your health pass if you do not make the reminder.

Note: when you receive a booster dose, you have to wait seven days before the new QR code is activated. What to do if you have been infected with Covid-19 after your vaccination? “

People who have tested positive for Covid-19 before they were able to receive their booster dose can use their certificate of recovery

[i.e. their positive test, editor’s note]

so that their “sanitary pass” remains valid pending their recall. It is nevertheless recommended to do your booster from three months after your infection

, ”details the government site.

The bill establishing the “vaccination pass”, which could be put in place in the coming days, will not change anything in the travel conditions of people vaccinated or immunized after an infection.

It provides that access to certain places would no longer be possible with a simple negative test.

Read alsoAre you traveling to Europe?

The health pass is now only valid for nine months

For trips abroad

While the rules change at national level, they remain independent of those governing travel in Europe and elsewhere in the world. In the European Union, from February 1, the validity of the vaccination certificate will be limited to 270 days (nine months) after a complete vaccination schedule. A deadline already applied by Italy and Austria, for example. The European Commission specifies that this is a maximum duration: some States may decide to reduce it further, as in France, therefore, from February 15 (four months instead of nine).

Some people, especially those who were vaccinated between seven and nine months ago, could still claim their vaccination certificate for their trips to the EU... but not to France.

Outside the European Union, the period of validity of the vaccination certificate (but also of the recovery certificate) depends on each country.

To enter Israel, for example, it is necessary that the last dose was administered less than 180 days (six months) before entering the territory.

It is important to check the rules in force in each country by consulting our map or the France Diplomatie website.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-01-15

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